How Financial Services Are Becoming More Secure

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The financial services industry has adopted new technologies to protect sensitive customer information. (Photo credit to Google Images)

The following guest post on improving financial services security was submitted by Damien Troy.

As technology improves and continually evolves, security becomes increasingly important. While new technologies being used in businesses and services is generally a positive, it can also leave them vulnerable to the latest cybercrime, such as hacking and identity theft. For services dealing with sensitive personal information, this is particularly important. Financial services such as banks, advisors and short term loan companies, like loanpig.co.uk, all have a responsibility to keep their customers information secure. Here’s how financial services are improving their security. Continue reading →

Should Schools Be Using Biometric Technology? Pros & Cons

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The rise of biometric identification in schools has many questioning the merits and privacy implications to students. (Photo courtesy of pixabay)

The following guest post on the use of biometrics in schools was submitted by Gloria Kopp.

Biometrics are the biological measurements that all people have and that are specific to them alone. Biometric data includes your height, your iris, and your fingerprint, all aspects of yourself that are perfectly visible, but that most people can’t really differentiate on sight. A high-resolution image is required to be able to use an algorithm and compare fingerprints, and truly identify a person. A lot of people can see the benefits of using biometrics in schools to monitor attendance and make entrances more secure, however using data of minors could also be risky. The old adage that you can’t fight progress is incredibly relevant here, as there’s no doubt that biometrics in schools will one day become the norm, the issue is figuring out how it will be implemented in a safe and responsible way. Continue reading →

Three of the Best Ways to Guard Your Business Against Cybercrime

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Learn more about why biometric identification management is an important tool to help stop the growth of cybercrimes.

The following guest post on preventing cybercrime was submitted by James Daniels.

For businesses today, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly hot topic. As hackers and cybercriminals become more brazen, no business is safe from these online data thieves, who often have the power to tear a previously successful business apart. Since there is often no coming back from a large data breach, it is crucial for companies of all sizes to ensure that they implement only the best cybersecurity strategies and constantly update these methods in order to remain as secure as possible. We’ve listed some of the best modern and emerging new technologies for business owners and cybersecurity professionals to consider using in order to keep their business safe and secure.

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The Importance of Biometric Identification in Businesses

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The rising use of biometric identification technology in business indicates that the technology is playing a more important role to protect data and assets.

The following post on biometric identification in businesses was submitted by Simon Parker.

Biometrics have provided a more dynamic solution for business owners, who now have the ability to navigate various complications such as ID Swapping, undocumented access and the regular badge checking as well. Simply put, biometric systems are particular security systems that are integrated with human characteristics.

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Biometric Screening: The Future of Food Processing Technology?

biometric identification managementThis post comes from the writing team at Viking Food Solutions, Australia’s leading supplier of Butcher Shop and Meat Processing Machinery.

Foodborne Illness

We have had many unintentional foodborne illnesses transmitted to consumers this past year. For example, these have come through such companies as Chipolte’s, Wegmans, Dove candies, Trader Joe’s, and a host of others with less notoriety. Foodborne illness is a complex problem involving the producer, the land, equipment used to nurture, harves, and prepare food for transportation, processing and packaging, maintaining product integrity on its way to market, and actual consumer use of the product once received. Continue reading →

Fingerprint Security: Is It Enough?

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The rise of biometric identification using fingerprints has many wondering if the technology alone is a sufficient replacement for passwords. Photo courtesy of Pixabay: http://bit.ly/1MUveRi

The following guest post was submitted by Jen Martinson, senior editor for Secure Thoughts.

(M2SYS is a leader when it comes to biometrics and studying its uses in many different fields. Once you start taking a look at their resources, you’ll find yourself engrossed for hours and end with a much greater understanding of the technology).

With a push into the mainstream market on smartphones in the last year or two, fingerprint security is the newest trend that is supposed to keep us safe. While it has been around in higher-grade security systems for years (and in media for even longer), biometric scanning has finally reached a point where it can be reliably and cheaply used in everyday devices, mostly to our benefit. Continue reading →

Biometric Lock Technologies For Smart Homes: Where They Stand Today, And Where They’re Going Tomorrow

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Will biometric smart locks change the future of home security?

The following guest post was submitted by Locksmiths South Perth WA, a local 24/7 mobile service in Australia.

In various industries, biometric security has been standard for years now. Few solutions are more secure because biometrics are difficult to copy or hack. Fingerprints, iris scans, and even facial recognition are common components here. Government and commercial entities rely upon such security measures all the time. Unfortunately, these technologies have been absent from a consumer standpoint. Smart homes are changing that, though.

Biometrics: Bursting Into Consumers’ Lives

Everyone knows about fingerprint and iris scanners from the media. Recently, biometric technology has pervaded into consumer devices. High-end smartphones now come with fingerprint scanners, and two devices feature iris scanners. The rise of smart home technology has brought the same concepts into consumers’ homes. At this point, a lock and key are no longer necessary for controlling access to a home, or even individual rooms. Continue reading →

Android Fingerprint API for App Developers

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Biometric identification functionality is becoming ubiquitous on smartphones.

The following guest post was submitted by IndianAppDevelopers.com

Android fingerprint API launched with Android 6.0 will offer a bevy of useful features to integrate new authentication technology for app developers with the apps. To implement this API in your new Android app you need to get the Android SDK first. The SDK Manager then will allow you to download the SDK platform for Android 6.0 and introduce necessary steps. As part of the launching process, Android has also come up with new sample to demonstrate and guide the developers in integrating the API with the fingerprint readers in various devices.
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Answers to Our 2nd Biometric Quiz on Facebook with Explanations

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Answers to our 2nd biometric quiz on Facebook with detailed explanations.

Back by popular demand, we have launched the 2nd edition of our biometric quiz series on Facebook! If you are reading this post and haven’t taken the quiz yet, click on this link  to take the quiz and then come back here to our blog for a detailed explanation of the answers.

We have designed this quiz to test your knowledge of biometrics and clear up any misconceptions you might have about biometric technology. Continue reading →

How Biometrics is Bound To Become a Key Part of Your Life in The Near Future

The use of biometrics for identification will grow in the future.

The growing use of biometric identification management technology will inevitably touch all of our lives.

The following guest post was submitted by Jack Dawson.

The most commonly known and widely used biometrics security system is fingerprint reading. As a result of scientific advancements, biometric security has expanded to include reading heat signatures, eye scanning, facial recognition, use of DNA and vein patterns.

As scientists continue to make more breakthroughs in their instruments and algorithms, we will continue to see more capabilities in biometric science. Continue reading →